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Grant Accountant

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Other

Job Title: Grant Accountant

Reporting Relationship: Director of Research Support, Integrity & Sponsored Programs

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Business Affairs-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Maxwell Center

Summary of Position:    The Grant Accountant is responsible for the management and oversight of external grants and sponsored funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists Principal Investigators and the Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs with budget proposals following both institution and grantor expectations
  • Assists Principal Investigators and the Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs with budget narratives and supporting financial documentation
  • Supports the development and submission of budgets and financial documents required for grant proposals
  • Coordinates the fiscal administration of grant awards which includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Creating accurate financial projections for awards
    • Setting up the general ledger accounts
    • Training Principal Investigators on grants administration
    • Monitoring budgets
    • Supporting the Principal Investigators
  • Managing their awards in compliance with the institution and grantor
  • Reporting timely and accurate financial data
  • Sending monthly reports to grant holders
    • Auditing grant spending
    • Monthly reconciliations including the calculation of and distribution of indirect costs
  • Administrative support and financial oversight including but not limited to the procurement process of the sub-award process.
  • Contract management
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related discipline


  • Minimum of one to three (1-3) years of financial management experience or related field

Required Skills

  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial managers
  • Use of the following systems: Microsoft Office (specifically Excel)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong team building and management skills
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of managing numerous simultaneous projects

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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